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POLS 103 1st Edition Lecture 36Outline of Last Lecture 1.Environmental Policies A. definitions2. Human health problems B. how to solve them3. Economist Outline of Current Lecture II. Capacity/ Autonomy III. Mexico IV. RussiaV. IranVI. SyriaCurrent LectureAutonomy- the governments ability to act separately from society Capacity- once a decision is made, can the state implement it? Not just about physical resourcesbut also about the ability of state to create willpower in the citizens. About morale Examples:China- High autonomy, high capacityUSA- Low autonomy, high capacity 1990s Russia, North Korea- High autonomy, low capacity Somalia, South Africa- Low autonomy, low capacity Higher autonomy is associated more with the ability to make decisions however the size and nature of the problem/policy is also a factor Leadership crisis in Mexico Political problems of president here we see a loss of capacity and autonomy autonomy- any decisions the president now makes are going to be challenged by everyone These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.capacity- people are less likely to approve of decisions the president does make, and he doesn’t have a lot of resources to carry out these decisions Mexico Energy SystemArticle describes the positive scene for Mexico’s access to cheap energy pipeline from US to Mexico Changes to energy system do work- president of Mexico will increase his capacity and autonomy if these changes don’t work- capacity and autonomy keep declining RussiaCollapse of the Russian ruble problems in the economy driving the price of the ruble downlower price of oilprice of foreign imports has gone up Russia doesn’t produce much else besides oil foreign loans- in foreign currency must sell ruble to pay back in foreign currency declining ruble and recession affects Putins capacity- has less money autonomy- people generally like him IranIran will keep its nuclear infrastructure outline of a nuclear deal are clearer Iran wants the worst sanctions lifted first US/EU want them lifted last diplomacy and soft power take time to work. Lots of time, lots of patience but in the endgood things can happen Syria UN has proposed a cease fire Economist thinks it wont work because past cease fires have not had any effect The larger war isn’t going well for the Us’s point of view Assad continues to gain support/ political support US bombs other groups besides ISISUS promised not to bomb Syrian forces polarized rebel groups some joined ISISsome continued fighting ISISthere is still a stalemate remains a no-win situation lots of civilian deaths and casualtiesThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a


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